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Prefixes: per or pre?

These prefixes are often confused. Say the word aloud and listen carefully to the sound.

She is working hard to prepare for her test.
The preview of the new Star Wars film was amazing.
We were able to predict what would happen.
We can preserve fruit by making jam.
In prehistoric times dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Our baby was premature.
I presume he'll be attending the party.
Please don't pretend that you didn't know the truth.
Supermarkets are being encouraged to prevent wastage of food.
The predominant colour in her house is pink.
I need a parking permit for my car.
I wonder if he'll ever perceive the truth.
Is lying on a beach your idea of a perfect holiday?
The team’s performance was dismal.
I'm hoping my job will be made permanent.
We will apply for permission to extend our house.
You should not persecute someone because of their beliefs.
Can I persuade you to have another slice of this cake?

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Learn about these words in Unit 23. Prefixes: when letters need changing.

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